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Currency Converter function in Vue3

I’m trying to implement a convert() function in a Vue3 project.

I have a functions.js file to store some “global” basic functions

import axios from 'axios'

let functions = {}

functions.convert = async (amount, currencySetting) => {
  const result = await getRate(currencySetting)
  const rateData = result.data
  const rate = rateData[`EUR_${currencySetting}`]
  const converted = rate * amount
  return Math.round(converted)
}

function getRate(currency) {
  const apiKey = process.env.VUE_APP_CURRENCY_API_KEY
  return axios.get(
    `https://free.currconv.com/api/v7/convert?q=EUR_${currency}&compact=ultra&apiKey=${apiKey}`
  )
}

export default functions

I’m calling the function inside a component like this

<script>
import functions from '@/functions.js'

export default {
  name: 'SltResult',
  props: {
    data: {
      type: Object,
      required: true
    }
  },
  computed: {
    formattedIrp() {
      if (this.data.irp != 'n/a') {
        const currencySetting = this.$store.state.currency.currency
        if (currencySetting != 'EUR') {
            const convertedIrp = functions.convert(this.data.irp, currencySetting)
            return convertedIrp + currencySetting
        } else {
            return this.data.irp + '€'
        }
      }
      return this.data.irp
    }
  }
}
</script>

But it doesn’t work properly, I only get a pending Promise result… Can anybody tell me what I’m doing wrong? I’m learning Vue and JS….

Answer

There is two problems with your code.

  1. Logical issue. It doesn’t make sense to have ajax call inside a computed property, just use a normal method.
  2. Syntax issue. Your convert function is async, which means you need to wait for it to get the value.

This is a working version of your code:

<script>
import functions from '@/functions.js'

export default {
  name: 'SltResult',
  data: () => ({
    formattedIrp: null,
  }),
  props: {
    data: {
      type: Object,
      required: true
    }
  },
  mounted() {
      if (this.data.irp != 'n/a') {
        const currencySetting = this.$store.state.currency.currency
        if (currencySetting != 'EUR') {
          functions.convert(this.data.irp, currencySetting).then(result => {
            this.formattedIrp = result + currencySetting;
          })
        } else {
            this.formattedIrp = this.data.irp + '€'
        }
      }
      this.formattedIrp = this.data.irp
    }
  }
}
</script>